Besides the dehydration of the body there is also over hydration. For this problem it is rarely written and we are not sufficiently introduced. Some people are not familiar with this problem because of the small amount of fluid they drink daily.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE OVER HYDRATED?
Hyponatremia occurs when sodium is diluted in blood. This can cause confusion, headaches, nausea and bloating. For fans of hydration, it is also important not to be carried away by the abundance of water. In severe cases, hyponatremia can lead to seizures, organ failure and even death.
YOU’VE HEARD THAT YOU SHOULD DRINK EIGHT GLASSES OF WATER A DAY, BUT FOR SOME PEOPLE, THAT’S TOO MUCH.
20 to 30% of your water intake can come from foods with a high water content like fruits and vegetables, and this recommendation can vary based on your gender, diet, environment, altitude, health, age and fitness level:
- The body of the people is designed with the amount of fluid they drink. Therefore it is recommended that the men drink more water than the women. The body of man is composed of 60-65% water, while the woman’s body is 55-60% water. This is because men have more muscle tissue, which has more water than fat tissue.
- The diet we consume daily, sugar or protein foods require you to drink more water to help your blood to dilute the sodium and sugar so that you can absorb into the bloodstream.
- Water helps to rid your body of toxins. Those in poor health are encouraged to drink more water as a result.
- If you live in a warmer climate, your body will sweat more to keep you cool. You will need to drink more water to keep your body hydrated.
- Higher altitudes have lower air pressure and lower humidity, which results in a more rapid evaporation of moisture from your body.
- Naturally, more active people will need to drink more water to replenish water lost through sweating.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE DRINKING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF WATER AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
- Notice how you feel when you wake up. If you are properly hydrated. you won’t feel thirsty.
- Choose drinks that are low in sugar, no more than five grams of sugar per eight ounces. This includes sports drinks and flavored water as well.
- Check the amount and color of your pee. If your pee is a good amount, and your urine is clear, you’re hydrated!
- Sip your water. If your body intakes a lot of water very quickly, you will trigger the max volume response and want to pee it all out!
WATER DOESN’T JUST QUENCH YOUR THIRST AND KEEP YOU HYDRATED.
When you consume the correct amount of water a day, you’ll see additional improvements in your health and your skin will have obvious improvement. It will be clearer, more radiant and smooth. Believe it or not, we often confuse thirst with your hunger!